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Directed By
George Seaton

Written By:
George Seaton, Roald Dahl, Carl K. Hittleman

James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Taylor, Werner Peters, John Banner, Alan Napier, Edmund Gilbert, Sig Rumann, Marjorie Bennett, Martin Kosleck, Henry Rowland, Joseph Mell, Rudolph Anders, James Doohan, Hilda Plowright, Karl Held, Celia Lovsky, Russ Thorson, Oscar Beregi, Celia Lovsky

36 Hours (1965)
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Movie Review by Shannon
July 29th, 2012


The intriguing tale of a man with sensitive materials about a D-Day that is about to take place. He is made to believe (through a variety of clever circumstances) that D-Day has passed and that he is recovering on an American hospital compound. But what he doesn't know is that everybody there is German and trained to have American accents and they all want him to reveal what the Americans have planned for D-Day.

Killer idea but execution only gets it a "B" grade. It should have spent more time focusing on the middle story than doing the typical ending for the last third of the tale. The cat and mouse game was the most interesting as well as how they fooled the James Garner character in the beginning. That said, it's a solid story with an impressive cast. The hospital set up and the German attempt to trick him into thinking its several years after D-Day is the best part.

James Garner stars as the unaware POW, Rod Taylor as the head German doctor and Eve. St. Marie as the wife he didn't know he had (thank you, Jesus!).

CHARACTER/DIALOGUE: B plus; STORY/PLOTTING/EDITING: B; CAT & MOUSE SET UP: B minus to B; CINEMATOGRAPHY: B minus to B; OVERALL GRADE: B; WHEN WATCHED: 01/20/2011 (revised review end of July 2012).

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